Welcome to this week’s Sunday Swap 🙂
For reference – here’s last week’s starting point.
I completed Ava Gardner this week along with the overdye portion of the outer border:
Stars for a New Millennium
(click to biggify) Given I was gone for 48 hours on a business trip, I wasn’t sure if I was going to get the square completed this week let alone any border! Ava moved along pretty quickly.
And a closeup for Ms. Gardner…
This square included jessica stitches – a first in the piece. I like this one.
I also like the use of the overdye in this square. I was initially concerned with the greens in the corners, but it all balances out with the overdye.
I just need to trust Tony (Minieri – the designer). 😉
This week’s piece is a late entrant to the stash. I picked it up yesterday at Attic 🙂
Lizzie Kate 2013 Mystery
This is the new Holly & Hearts Mystery Sampler from Lizzie*Kate.
Fabric is Picture this Plus Doubloon. Fibers are DMC (I avoid Weeks Dye Works if at all possible – hate stitching with it).
I started this last night. I’d finished Ava’s square and some border and rather than start something else, I went ahead and started. I shouldn’t have. All of this will be ripped out and restitched today… about 3/4″ to the left. I debated last night whether to cut for 2″ or 3″ margins. I settled on 2.5″. Or thought I did. I actually cut the piece for 2.5″ on the vertical and 2″ on the horizontal but started 2.5″ in….which leaves a bit too little on the right.
Luckily, this was only a couple hours work and thanks to a full slate of baseball and football today I’ll be able to restitch this bit and then some 🙂
If I finish this first part of the mystery before the end of the week, I’ll have an early Sunday. Next week is quilting week!